Facebook Contest “Trip to Vegas” Announces Winners for Best Jake Brake Story
Bloomfield, CT USA – Jacobs Vehicle Systems, the world’s leading supplier of heavy-duty diesel engine retarding systems, is proud to award three prizes to Jake Brake fans for their stories submitted in our facebook “Trip to Vegas” contest. In celebration of our 50th year anniversary, we at JVS wanted to show our appreciation to our loyal brake users who have made us who we are today. We asked Jake enthusiasts to send us a story, photo or video answering the question, “Why is a Jake Brake Important to you?” Friends, family and fans were encouraged to vote on their favorite entry to advance the story to the final round to be reviewed by a panel of judges at JVS. After a difficult review and decision process, the finalists were selected and notified of their good fortune.
The grand prize for the best Jake Brake story went to Deborah and Lon Okolotowicz from South Carolina. Their story of how the Jake Brake saved their lives one night in 1983 can be viewed here. This lucky couple will enjoy a two nights / three day stay at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, homestretch tickets for three days of NASCAR events, and $700 towards travel expenses! The husband and wife trucking team winners were given a tour of our manufacturing facilities with Jacobs Vehicle Systems President, Rob Tykal, and members of our executive staff. The enthusiastic Jake Brake fans were very happy with their prizes and, as an added bonus, the trip will be the weekend of Deborah’s birthday! We are sure they will enjoy their weekend get-away.
Scott Grenerth from Connecticut took a second place $500 fuel card prize with a funny Jake Brake story which can be viewed here. Scott was very grateful for the extra help around the holidays. Third place winner of a $250 fuel card went to Jake Brake fan Robbin Gardner, her story of learning of how to use her Jake Brake can be read here.
We at Jacobs Vehicle Systems are very appreciative of our loyal Jake Brake fans across the country and want to thank everyone who participated in our first ever social media contest.
About Jacobs Vehicle Systems
Jacobs Vehicle Systems is headquartered in Bloomfield, Conn., where it has a 260,000 square foot design, testing and manufacturing facility, with support sites in Europe, Japan and China. JakeBrake® products are used by North American heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturers as well as Hino, Hyundai, and Mitsubishi in Asia and DAF in Europe. Registered to the ISO 14001 and TS16949 standards, Jacobs Vehicle Systems is the world’s leading producer of vehicle retarding and valve actuation technologies.